Heavy rains in UAE: Private, public schools to continue with distance learning on Feb 13

The directive has been extended for a second day due to unstable weather

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Published: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 5:56 PM

Last updated: Mon 12 Feb 2024, 11:23 PM

UAE's educational authority has declared the continuation of distance learning in all government schools on February 13.

Emirates Education Foundation announced the change taking into account the turbulent weather conditions in the country.

The decision aims to preserve the safety of students and faculty.

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The Knowledge and Human Authority in Dubai (KHDA) has also asked all Dubai private schools, nurseries, and universities to "be flexible and continue providing the option of distance learning on Tuesday, Feb 13."

In Sharjah, the Sharjah Private Education Authority extended remote learning until February 13 as well.

A similar advisory was made for all private and public schools in the country before a day of hail and thunderstorms on Monday.

The advisories included higher education institutions in the country as well.

Public and private sector companies too opted to have their employees work from home on February 12. Those who had to or chose to go into work anyway struggled with massive delays and waterlogged roads.

The inclement weather has also caused damage to cars, schools, and homes, particularly in Al Ain, where the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a red alert for unstable conditions.

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